Instructor: Kathleen Feldman
The laboratory portion of the course will meet once a week for 3 hours and focus on developing basic laboratory skills (including but not limited to, developing aseptic technique, culturing, and differentiation of bacteria). Additionally, students will work on a semester-long research project that they design and carryout. Students will also meet weekly for a 75-minute period to discuss and analyze current publications in microbiology research, as well as laboratory methodology and results related to their research projects performed in the lab. Students will write a final research paper based on their findings and will give an oral presentation of their project at the end of the semester.
CHEM 2441 or 2443 is a required pre- or co-requisite. BIOL 1107 is a recommended prerequisite.